These days, when it comes to fashion, few subjects animate me more than new young Australian designers: if you read my blog, you’ll remember that I used to be a complete novice on the matter and wrote several posts that triggered a flurry of comments lamenting my lack of knowledge. So it is no surprise that in search of better judgment I have explored the world of Australian fashion in-depth, dug deeper into old copies of RUSSH magazine, deconstructed my own personal myth and discovered that my initial negative verdict had been a huge mistake. I found myself guilty of misconceptions. My readers were right. The reality is that Australian fashion offers a new generation of brilliant designers on the verge of international success. I’ve already talked about the delightful TV and intoxicating Tina Kalivas and next in the line of Australian triumphs is the supremely elegant Arnsdorf brand. Created and designed by Jade Sarita Arnott, the label resolves all your aesthetical problems with its timeless and unarguably versatile clothes. Looking at the latest Autumn/Winter 2009 collection, I was immediately attracted to the pools of colours ranging from whites, tan, denim and black, as well as the interesting compositions and constructions. Many of the pieces can be worn differently and gives the wearer convincing creative possibilities. The cuts and details are beautiful and it is clear that the techniques involved achieve high quality results. Jade Sarita Arnott is a magician. She is the kind of girl who creates clothes that make your spirits rise, clothes that talk for themselves, convey a sense of confidence, grace and wit. She has found the formula for a bestselling brand and hopefully will be available to buy in the UK soon.
All pictures courtesy of Arnsdorf – “The Dawn” collection